Monday, October 28, 2019

The Cursed Key: A New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance Novel

A forgotten past, a dark mage, and an unyielding curse.

Another team beat free-spirited archaeologist Olivia Perez to the dig of a lifetime, and now she’s left with the choice to wait for scraps or brave a dangerous, dusty tomb in hopes of finding other priceless artifacts. Her reward? A mysterious key she has no idea is cursed. Soon, Olivia realizes she’s brought home more than just an ancient rarity.

Malevolent visions begin to plague her. Unnerved by what they reveal, she casts away the key…unknowingly placing it into the waiting hands of a dark mage bent on destruction. Only when a shifter agent from the Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization arrives searching for the key does Olivia realize what a huge mistake she’s made.

Forced to team up with the ill-tempered shifter, her journey to reclaim the cursed key leads down a twisting path of dark histories, dangerous magic, and deadly obstacles. But Olivia’s efforts to take back the ancient relic before the dark mage can destroy the lives of humans, shifters, witches, and fae alike are thwarted by her own dark past…and a price steeper than what she’s willing to pay.

Fans of Tomb Raider and Ilona Andrews will love the blend of urban fantasy, magical adventure, and paranormal romance in THE CURSED KEY from Miranda Brock and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton!

EXCERPT: Pinnacle Nightclub, New Haven, CT owned by Fae Renathe

Kael and I followed him through the double doors and into the club. It was huge, the center taken up by a large dance floor. Tables and chairs lined the walls, and a long bar stretched along the left side. The colors of the outside jarred with the palette within.

Where the exterior was white and gold, inside was a riot of blues, pinks, and purples. The thumping pulse of the music echoed in my chest. An array of lights flashed through the massive space, their rainbow shards falling on the dancing crowd.

We made our way through the throng. It was dark, save for the lights. The air was heavy with a mix of perfumes and the occasional tang of sweat. I peered around as I followed Kael's wide back and did a double-take when I passed someone who appeared to have small horns on their forehead.

They weren't the only unusual beings I captured a glance of, either. Pinnacle was ripe with people sporting pointed ears or revealing fangs in their laughter. Even someone with glowing violet eyes.

I shook my head. It had to be a trick of the light.

"Wait here." The man had led us to the bar. "Someone will be down to collect you."

About the Authors

About Rebecca Hamilton                                                              

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance for Harlequin, Baste Lübbe, and Evershade. A book addict, registered bone marrow donor, and indian food enthusiast, she often takes to fictional worlds to see what perilous situations her characters will find themselves in next.

Represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA, Rebecca has been published internationally, in three languages: English, German, and Hungarian.

 About Miranda Brock

From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn't live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.